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On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 31, 2017 13:01
 

Thank you, Mr. Bowie, for leaving us with this extraordinary final album. 
ambrebalte
(A pale blue dot)
Posted: Nov 01, 2017 19:47
 

Extraordinary
trailhead
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 14:16
 

Great bass by Tim Lefebvre on this.  I knew he played on this, but didn't recognize the song when it first came on, but had to look because the bass line caught my ear.
Dragonfly_Launch
(Conway, Ar)
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 14:08
 

A bargain with the devil album. Meaning, I would sell my own soul to have done it. Stardust to stardust David. 
luismond
Posted: Oct 02, 2017 6:59
 

great song!!!
Azrica
(Beirut, Lebanon)
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 1:55
 

Oh, but you were always free...

Love forever...
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Aug 29, 2017 11:35
 

Miss you Man {#Meditate}
saellig668552
(Berne)
Posted: Jul 02, 2017 8:54
 

already now a timeless classic  - vey athmospheric with the genuine sax

this can easily be played more often! 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 01, 2017 20:34
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Welcome back, Laz!
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
 
Thank you so much, On_The_Beach!  Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
Kassbomb
Posted: Apr 01, 2017 20:24
 

Brrrr gives me chills.
Love 
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Mar 02, 2017 5:20
 

 jbuhl wrote:

Not surprised at all with the mentality I see coming out of SC.

 
Now, now.  lol
blouvet
(Paris)
Posted: Feb 26, 2017 22:54
 

{#Notworthy}

 
Ulises wrote:

The two comments below sum up in a nutshell the WIDE variety of passionate thought and dumb ass ignorance found here in these forums. It seems impossible to escape real life. 

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca.

 

Will62 wrote:

Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 

LowPhreak wrote:

I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?


 


jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 10:28
 

 
dtheb wrote:
{#Grumpy} Sucko...barfo

 
Not surprised at all with the mentality I see coming out of SC.
dtheb
(Summerville, SC)
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 10:23
 

{#Grumpy} Sucko...barfo
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 3:14
 

 buddy wrote:
Graduating Class of 2016, indeed.

You went out as you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do, what you wanted to say, who you wanted to be, with a flash of brilliance, unmatched, ego in check, always looking forward, blazing the trail.  David Jones, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane...The Man Who Fell To Earth fully formed as Bowie.  

You sold the world on your ever-changing visions of scary monsters, diamond dogs, young americans...declaring you'd never let us down, offering us your version of modern love, enticing us to reveal the rebel within ourselves as you unabashedly shared your fame...until at last, ashes to ashes, you heroically bid us farewell..."Look at me, I'm in heaven....Oh, I'll be free, ain't that just like me..."

See you on the other side, Ziggy...

 

 
{#Clap}
Duc1098
(Dock of the bay, seated)
Posted: Dec 31, 2016 12:10
 

 buddy wrote:
Graduating Class of 2016, indeed.

You went out as you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do, what you wanted to say, who you wanted to be, with a flash of brilliance, unmatched, ego in check, always looking forward, blazing the trail.  David Jones, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane...The Man Who Fell To Earth fully formed as Bowie.  

You sold the world on your ever-changing visions of scary monsters, diamond dogs, young americans...declaring you'd never let us down, offering us your version of modern love, enticing us to reveal the rebel within ourselves as you unabashedly shared your fame...until at last, ashes to ashes, you heroically bid us farewell..."Look at me, I'm in heaven....Oh, I'll be free, ain't that just like me..."

See you on the other side, Ziggy...

 

 
Bravo.
buddy
Posted: Dec 30, 2016 16:31
 

Graduating Class of 2016, indeed.

You went out as you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do, what you wanted to say, who you wanted to be, with a flash of brilliance, unmatched, ego in check, always looking forward, blazing the trail.  David Jones, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane...The Man Who Fell To Earth fully formed as Bowie.  

You sold the world on your ever-changing visions of scary monsters, diamond dogs, young americans...declaring you'd never let us down, offering us your version of modern love, enticing us to reveal the rebel within ourselves as you unabashedly shared your fame...until at last, ashes to ashes, you heroically bid us farewell..."Look at me, I'm in heaven....Oh, I'll be free, ain't that just like me..."

See you on the other side, Ziggy...

 
palatin8
(K-town, Germany)
Posted: Dec 30, 2016 16:18
 

 IrieTom wrote:
Does anybody else hear echoes of Bruce Cockburn in this song?

 
Nothing against Bruce, but no, not at all. Maybe a whiff of Radiohead without Thom´s voice.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Dec 27, 2016 9:42
 

Wow this is darker alright on the heals of Cohen's farewell track. Beautiful and intense....as I often like it! 😎
Skydog
Posted: Dec 27, 2016 9:41
 

 Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 
as long as it's about music then there should be no problem,
this is a music website,
it's what we do
Bert7
(The Land of Plenty,BC)
Posted: Dec 27, 2016 9:37
 

 Then shut up....Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 


1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Dec 27, 2016 9:37
 

 Not me..I certainly enjoy the commentary.  A lot of it gives me new insight into the artist or the song.  And then there are those who bring a smile to my face...I'd miss most of you !  {#Cheers}  Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 

legacyofrob827
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 18:38
 

solid 8 probably a 9 soon...i have always been like bowie in eclectic experimentation and like thursdays child, lets dance, china girl, and the man who sold tbe world so im not a fairweathered judge or person
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Dec 18, 2016 17:22
 

 Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 
The fascist perspective?
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Dec 01, 2016 10:05
 

Did Bill said Leonard Cohen?
mojcamojca77
(On the sunny side of the Alps:-))
Posted: Nov 30, 2016 2:21
 

 Duc1098 wrote:
What a year of loss it has been. Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Lemmy, plus many more luminaries from the arts world. Also my mother and my dog died this year.
As John Oliver so eloquently put it: Fuck You 2016! 

 
I wish you much better 2017!
Duc1098
(Dock of the bay, seated)
Posted: Nov 26, 2016 20:36
 

What a year of loss it has been. Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Lemmy, plus many more luminaries from the arts world. Also my mother and my dog died this year.
As John Oliver so eloquently put it: Fuck You 2016! 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Nov 18, 2016 4:55
 

Bowie

the One and only 
IrieTom
(The Adirondack Coast)
Posted: Oct 30, 2016 7:10
 

Does anybody else hear echoes of Bruce Cockburn in this song?
Azrica
(Tyre, Lebanon)
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 4:06
 

{#Hearteyes}
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Sep 21, 2016 10:21
 

 Hannio wrote:


There's some truth to what you say.  Nevertheless, you are still guilty of doubleplusungood thoughtcrime and must be subjected to the two minute hate.

 
Don't worry, Hannio...it won't be long before a Two Minutes Hate clause will be put into the Patriot Act or TPP. {#Beat}  I just thought the RP crowd could handle a bit of truth without all of the silly ASSumptions. Maybe some of them are already Winston Smiths. (?)

I played in bands for years with people of all stripes and 90% of us didn't worry about race/ethnic or gay/straight, whatever. Sure there is always some bigotry around but what mattered was you either could play or sing or write or arrange and it was good, or it wasn't. Opinions varied.

Seems the kewl kids (or idiots) yell "racist" if you say anything remotely disparaging about something that happens to involve a minority or those who suck up to the meme, even when the critique is honest. However, if someone's doing something dumb, I'll point it out and the rest doesn't matter. That's kinda what we musicians do...or what we ought to be doing.

This BS about over-praising or overrating someone though, especially musicians/music or art/artists, because they're either dead now or they're some minority is an actual thing. Doesn't matter if you weren't so great or never did anything new or ground-breaking. It's been going on for decades. A lot of people won't admit they do it, or aren't even aware of it.

If you didn't buy the artist's painting or group's record when they were alive, what made you buy it once they were dead? Did it magically get better overnight? No.

If I think Marvin Gaye's or B.B. King's or Willie Dixon's version isn't as good as Clapton's or Warren Haynes' or Zeppelin's, I'll say so and it has nothing to do with race. Some of the old blues, Motown, or R&B stuff just wasn't that good, and some of it was pretty awesome.

People have their own opinions and I'm OK with it mostly, except trying to be PC or trendy saying hey, some black dude's version is better because he first played it in a cotton field in Miss'sippi in 1922, or 'X' is suddenly great because he/she died last month, or everything Genesis did after Gabriel sucked. Things like that. Just pick a stupid meme or stereotype and run with it.

Goofy biases go in all directions, groupthink is real, and some are too afraid to stand out from the sheep.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 10, 2016 17:37
 

 Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.
 
So let me get this straight . . . oh, never mind; too easy.
Meltz
Posted: Sep 06, 2016 9:16
 

Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.
Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: Aug 28, 2016 12:53
 

The two comments below sum up in a nutshell the WIDE variety of passionate thought and dumb ass ignorance found here in these forums. It seems impossible to escape real life. 

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca.

 

Will62 wrote:

Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 

LowPhreak wrote:

I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 5:12
 

I and rain, paar in rome feel right, then
 you got anna makes eye go.
 I hope you really felt like jamming eye to eye
Chrisjea
(Gethsemane)
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 4:59
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
Do comments have a rate button?  What a crass thing to say.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 8:15
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 

There's some truth to what you say.  Nevertheless, you are still guilty of doubleplusungood thoughtcrime and must be subjected to the two minute hate.
Larrygrrl
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 8:07
 

Talk Talk, Dan Hicks and now Bowie?  Best playlist...ever!  {#Daisy}
Kassbomb
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 17:29
 

This song gives me chills
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 19:42
 

 Skydog wrote:
                                                             isn't that just like him
 
Yep, and that's why he was respected by fans and critics alike.
If he kept recycling Ziggy riffs for 40 years, we would have lost interest long ago.
This rare ability to keep reinventing himself and his music is what made him great.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: May 21, 2016 19:22
 


                                                              isn't that just like him
sundog15
Posted: May 13, 2016 9:50
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
It's hilarious and sad that I'm the only one who relates to your comment in an agreeable manner. The internet is full of losers. It's true. Sometimes truth isn't pretty, and the ignorant masses refuse to understand it. It's the disappointing way the world works right now. (anything that shows "black culture" as anything but amazing automatically gets hated on, so if your comment hadn't mentioned that aspect, you wouldn't have gotten the hate.) But seriously, I rate songs, and as I hate blues I rate Suco-Barfo every time. David Bowie gets a 10, alive or dead.
enkay
(Vancouver Island)
Posted: May 12, 2016 19:43
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 

SeriousLee
Posted: Apr 30, 2016 3:35
 

I just don't get Bowie. Not my cup of tea. But I do like some of his stuff. And this tune is nice.

And now Bjork just erased what memory I had left of Bowie's tune. Argh. 
dickmahoon
(Out the back of China)
Posted: Apr 30, 2016 3:34
 

Love that guitar at the end...
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Apr 30, 2016 3:29
 

A really genius in every second 
Limpopoking
(The Parish of St. Alfonzo)
Posted: Apr 23, 2016 1:03
 

 Will62 wrote:
Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 
{#Clap}
Limpopoking
(The Parish of St. Alfonzo)
Posted: Apr 23, 2016 1:00
 

I cried like a baby when I first watched this, shortly after his passing. So emotional. Reminded me a lot of the general sound he had on Heathen.
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 13:34
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

Refrain this buddy.  {#Moon}
kanga311
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 13:31
 

{#Cry} So emotional...